Intel quietly introduces new Optane 3D XPoint SSDs

Intel quietly introduces new Optane 3D XPoint SSDs

Despite discontinuing its Optane portfolio in July, Intel has quietly released two new Optane 3D Xpoint SSDs. The models make up the new Optane SSD DX P5810X Series.

According to The Register, Intel refrained from publicly announcing the new Optane SSDs. Instead, the models were discovered in the Intel Ark product database. The new SSDs are suitable for servers and workstations. Their arrival is notable, given that the tech giant officially discontinued its Optane business in July of this year.

800GB P5810X Intel Optane SSD

The new Optane SSDs consist of PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives with 400GB and 800GB of storage capacity. The performance and power of the 800GB P5810X SSD differ from the P5800X Optane SSD series released in 2020.

For starters, the new 800GB drive supports up to 1.27 million IOPS for random reads. Its predecessor is faster (1.35 million IOPS). Additionally, the P5810X features a sequential bandwidth of up to 5400Mbps, while its predecessor features a higher sequential bandwidth of 6100Mbps.

400GB P5810X Intel Optane SSD

In contrast, the new 400GB P5810X SSD is more powerful than its 2020 predecessor. IOPS peaks at 1.5 million, a significant increase from its predecessor’s 1.15 million. The same goes for bandwidth reads (7200Mbps versus 4800Mbps) and writes (6000Mbps versus 4800Mbps).

The new Intel Optane SSDs can handle up to 100 drive writes per day and come with a five-year warranty.

Tip: Intel puts an end to Optane